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apostate (uh-POS-tayt, -tit) noun
One who abandons his or her religion, principles, political party, or some other allegiance.
[From Middle French, from Late Latin apostata, from Greek aposta (to stand off).]
"These independent artists rue the perfidy of apostate millionaires,
and moan about pop stars who abandoned the true faith."
"Publicly, Saudis will be of two minds: Some will see Ferial as an
apostate (in addition to being a woman of doubtful loyalty) because she
has entered political life and claims to hold sway over men; and because
she lives in a different environment and supports American values that
permit equality between the sexes and open the doors to ethnic and
Men cannot see their reflection in running water, but only in still water. -Chuang Tzu, philosopher (c. 4th century BCE)